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at the california state university monterey bay. as you know, he served as cia director before he came secretary of defense in 2011. so for all those reasons, it is now my honor to introduce to you secretary leon panetta, and to welcome him to georgetown. [applause] >> thank you very much, bob. i really appreciate that very kind introduction. and i want to thank you for the invitation to be here, and to hopefully give you one of my last speeches as secretary of defense. and have a chance to be able to share some thoughts with all of you. you, about the challenges that we are confronting today, challenges related to security but more important, the challenges related to leadersh leadership. it's appropriate that i do this at georgetown. as a product of jesuit education, as a catholic, and as a beneficiary over the years of your outstanding faculty and staff, and your important policy contributions that this university has made in a number of areas. that affect the people of this country. i'm truly honored to have this opportunity today. i've had a deep and abiding respect for georgetown throughou
would gut the cia and the intelligence platform. it is just not about tanks and planes, the smallest air force in the history of the country. the smallest army since 1940. it is about the cia. it is about the intelligence gathering capabilities of the country. it is also about the department of education. it is about nondefense matters. so i am hopeful that we can finally start voting in the senate rather than just complaining about what the house does. we bear responsibility as republicans for allowing this to happen. lead us to a better solution. if you do not, mr. president, you will go down in history as one of the most irresponsible commanders in chief in the history of the country. you allow the finest military in the history of the world to deteriorate at a time when we need it the most. let's not let that happen. >> let me just add or emphasize three quick points. the first is reducing civilians by attrition is a good idea, even at dod. i would just remind you that yesterday the recently departed undersecretary for policy, argued in "the washington post" that we needed to reduce
. that will be live at 10 a.m. eastern on c-span3. the presidency choice to head up the cia is at a confirmation hearing. john brennan will answer questions from the senate intelligence community begin at 2:30 p.m. eastern on c-span. the u.s. senate is about to gavel in the session in about five minutes or so. we will have live coverage here on c-span2. while we wait, remarks or white house adviser john brennan who was at the wilson center in april of last year, when he called drone strikes legal, ethical and wise and the highest characters and standards to limit the loss of civilian life. >> i stand as someone who has been involved our nation's agree for more than 30 years. i have a profound appreciation for the tour remarkable capabilities of architectures and professionals. and our relationships with other nations. we must never compromise that. i will not discuss the sensitive details of any specific operation today. i will not nor will it ever publicly divulge sensitive intelligence sources of methods. for when that happens, our national security is endangered analyze can be lost. at the sa
to become the next cia director. on c-span2, outgoing defense secretary leon panetta, and chair of the joint chiefs of staff general martin dempsey testified on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. and on c-span3 tonight education secretary arne duncan discusses the no child left behind law, and the obama administration's waiver process. all these events are tonight beginning at 8 p.m. eastern on the c-span networks. >> having observed a steady improvement and the opportunities and well being of our citizens, i can report to you, the state of this old but useful union is good. >> once again, in keeping with time-honored tradition i've come to report to you on the state of the union. and i'm pleased to report that america is much improved, and there's good reason to believe that improvement will continue for the data,. >> my duty tonight is to report on the state of the union, not the state of our government, but of our american community. and to set forth our responsibilities in the words of our founders, perform -- to form a more perfect union. the state of the union is strong. >>
called watching "zero dark thirty" with the cia. separating fact from fiction. that's not part of this series but it is another national security event that i think will be both interesting and fun tomorrow. so with that let me thank all of you, and you, and we are closed. [applause] [inaudible conversations] >> several livens to tell you about today. the georgetown university law center hosts a form with campaign staff members and representatives of interest groups who will focus on how lessons from last year's campaign will affect legislation in the new congress. >> from almost the funnier able to see fertility rates declining, and by the time we hit the second world war we were right around replacement rate. right around 2.1, 2.2. then after the first world war, or the second world war we had the only major increase in our fertility rates. that's the baby boom. that's the term which gets us. it really was a remarkable moment. it not only was the fertility rate increase quite i can put up to as high as 3.7 i think white americans and i think 3.9 for black americans, not only
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